View Full Version : Advice on costing

10-21-2004, 10:48 AM
Hi all,

I just completed an animated commercial for a client at an agreed cost. However the client is now requesting hi rez stills of the character for use on press ads and a billboard. I assume these should come at an extra cost, is that the standard in the industry? If so, how do I go about estimating the cost of stills? This might be a silly question but where I'm from, 3d animation is not as mainstream as yet.

Thanks for the help.

Nigel Baker
10-22-2004, 06:23 AM
Thats a hard question to answer,Dranos. For it will change from country to country and client as well. Try to get as many different opinions as possible. One thing to do is to make sure you are happy with what the client is paying for. You should consider also charging for every individual still image. Calculate the amount of time each image is going to take to render, for as you know if your machine is rendering you are now able to wrok on any other jobs. So if you have an hourly rate you could take this into consideration.

Hope this is a bit of a help.

10-22-2004, 07:02 AM
Thanks Nigel, this information helps alot.